Previous Workshops & Events

Full details regarding our most previous workshops and events can be found below. You can find out more about our forthcoming workshops and training events on this page.

13th—16th October 2016: Venice, Italy
Price: €975.00
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Join us on a magical three day photo tour to explore the wonders of historical Venice.

We will stay in the 800 year old Pensione Guerrato, just a few meters from the majestic Grand Canal and historic Rialto Market, and just five minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge.

During the three days of this photo tour you will shoot sunrise at San Marco, capture sunset and the blue hour on the Grand Canal from the famous Ponte dell'Accademia Bridge, wander the brightly coloured canals and piazzas on the Island of Burano, find hidden churches and create a range of atmospheric after-dark images in the ancient Venetian Cálli.

A trip to Venice wouldn't be complete without a chance to sample authentic Venetian cuisine and local wine, so on Friday evening David and Fabio will be delighted to take you to dinner at one of their favourite local restaurants.

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

2nd—7th February 2016: Venice, Italy
Price: €2,595.00
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Come to the Venice Carnival and capture the color and pageantry in this superb five-day, six-night Photo Tour! The Carnival, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colorful, historical, and visually exciting festivals in the world, with its origins dating back to the twelfth century. It is typified by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday.

In February 2016, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be leading a small group of students on a dynamic photo tour of this fabulous carnival: providing an incredible opportunity to photograph this unique event with two respected and dedicated photography educators who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click the following link:

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

6th–13th March, 2015: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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GPP2015 (March 6th—13th) is an annual photo fest that brings the world's top photographers and educators to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the Middle East and Africa's professional and amateur photography community.

Save the dates, book your leave and start finding creative ways to convince your partner and/or boss to get out to Dubai or take the week off for a fun and inspirational photography festival like no other!

For a full list of workshops take a look at this page.

If you'd like to find out more about the event as a whole click the link below:

http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2015

10th—15th February 2015: Venice, Italy
Price: €2,495.00
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Come to the Venice Carnival and capture the color and pageantry in this superb five-day, six-night Photo Tour! The Carnival, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colorful, historical, and visually exciting festivals in the world, with its origins dating back to the twelfth century. It is typified by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday.

In February 2014, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be leading a small group of students on a dynamic photo tour of this fabulous carnival: providing an incredible opportunity to photograph this unique event with two respected and dedicated photography educators who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click the following link:

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

14th–16th November, 2014: Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Prices: click the link for further details
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The 2014 Creative Asia Imaging Expo will be the largest photography event in Hong Kong. Whether you’re newly passionate about photography, a seasoned creative professional or simply looking to further develop your creativity, Creative Asia has got you covered — entertaining demonstrations, international and local experts, exclusive product launches and dozens of inspiring talks and lectures.

Creative Asia is Hong Kong’s leading digital imaging Expo, bringing together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography in a way no other event can match. Be sure you don’t miss Asia’s most important and entertaining platform for showcasing products, education, professional advancement and information gathering.

I'll be running The Art of Black and White Photography on Friday 14th. Other workshop details here.

http://www.creativeasia.com

Four-week online class Price: US $109.00
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'The Art of Black & White Photography: ASSIGNMENTS' is an intensive and hands-on four week online course, designed to be taken alongside (or after) The Art of Black and White Photog­raphy on Udemy.

Sign up now, and over the next four weeks you will learn how to improve and refine your black and white photography and post-production skills: skills that will enable you to produce truly unique and compelling black and white images.

You will:

  • Work through four key assignments, one each week.
  • Receive detailed and informative critiques on your assignment images.
  • Join your fellow students for four live webinars.

Click here to find out more about this course

16th–21st September, 2014: Cologne, Germany Prices: click the link for further details
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Every two years there is one focal point in the sector: photokina, the world’s leading imaging fair. photokina brings together the industry, trade, professional users and end consumers with a passion for photography — in a way no other event can match. Be sure you don’t miss the world’s most important platform for placing orders, gathering information and enjoying exciting experiences — from September 16 to 21, 2014 in Cologne.

I'm going to be there on the 20th and 21st, giving a talk for Fujifilm based on my experiences of switching from a D-SLR to the Fujifilm system.

http://fujifilm-x.com/photokina2014/en/

7th–14th March, 2014: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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GPP2014 (March 7th—14th) is an annual photo fest that brings the world's top photographers and educators to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the Middle East and Africa's professional and amateur photography community.

Save the dates, book your leave and start finding creative ways to convince your partner and/or boss to get out to Dubai or take the week off for a fun and inspirational photography festival like no other!

To get a taste of what it’s all about, check out last year’s schedule here and watch a short behind the scenes video here.

Who will be there?
Lindsay Adler, Zack Arias, Rafael Concepcion, Joel Grimes, David Alan Harvey, Gregory Heisler, David Hobby, Eric Kim, Bobbi Lane, Sara Lando, Joe McNally, David Nightingale, Brooke Shaden, and Steve Simon.

If you'd like to find out more about GPP2014, just click the link below:

http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2014

25th Feb—2nd March 2014: Venice, Italy
Price: €2,395.00
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Come to the Venice Carnival and capture the color and pageantry in this superb five-day, six-night Photo Tour! The Carnival, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colorful, historical, and visually exciting festivals in the world, with its origins dating back to the twelfth century. It is typified by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday.

In February 2014, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be leading a small group of students on a dynamic photo tour of this fabulous carnival: providing an incredible opportunity to photograph this unique event with two respected and dedicated photography educators who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click the following link:

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

13th—16th November 2013: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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David has been an instructor at every major Gulf Photo Plus training event in Dubai since 2007, working alongside renowned photographers such as Zack Arias, Greg Heisler, David Hobby, Chris Hurtt, Vincent Laforet, Bobbi Lane, Joey L, Manny Librodo, Joe McNally, Martin Prihoda, Claire Rosen, Steve Simon, Bert Stephani, David Tejada, Robin Nichols, and many more.

Full details regarding this year's FotoWeekend event can be seen here.

It's going to be a great event!

21st—22nd September 2013: Blackpool, UK
Price: £195.00
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Join David in Blackpool on the 21st and 22nd of September for one of his most popular workshops, Creating Dramatic Images, a two-day intensive workshop that will provide you with the skills you need to dramatically improve both your photography and post-production. It will focus on:

  • How to optimise your initial exposures.
  • How to visualise a scene in terms of its postproduction.
  • How to think through the changes that are needed to create a dramatic image.
  • Which post-production tools and techniques you need to use to realise your creative vision.

During this two day workshop you will explore each of these topics in turn, concentrating on developing the skills your need in order to create stunning and dramatic images of your own.

Full details regarding this workshop can be found here

1st–8th March, 2013: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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GPP2013 will take place from March 1st–8th and promises to be another amazing photo-fest. They’re bringing the world's best photographers and instructors to Dubai to share their knowledge and experience with the Middle East and Africa's professional and amateur photography community.

Save the date, book your leave and start finding creative ways to convince your partner and/or boss to get out to Dubai or take the week off for a fun and inspirational photography festival like no other!

David has been an instructor at every major Gulf Photo Plus training event since 2007, working alongside renowned photographers such as Zack Arias, Greg Heisler, David Hobby, Chris Hurtt, Vincent Laforet, Bobbi Lane, Joey L, Manny Librodo, Joe McNally, Martin Prihoda, Claire Rosen, Steve Simon, Bert Stephani, David Tejada, Robin Nichols, and many more.

If you'd like to find out more about this year's event, just click the link below:

http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2013

5th-10th February, 2013: Venice, Italy
Price: €2,295.00
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Come to the Venice Carnival and capture the color and pageantry in this superb five-day, six-night Photo Tour! The Carnival, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colorful, historical, and visually exciting festivals in the world, with its origins dating back to the twelfth century. It is typified by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday.

In February 2013, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be leading a small group of students on a dynamic photo tour of this fabulous carnival: providing an incredible opportunity to photograph this unique event with two respected and dedicated photography educators who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click the following link:

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

7th–10th November, 2012: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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David has been an instructor at every major Gulf Photo Plus training event in Dubai since 2007, working alongside renowned photographers such as Zack Arias, Greg Heisler, David Hobby, Chris Hurtt, Vincent Laforet, Bobbi Lane, Joey L, Manny Librodo, Joe McNally, Martin Prihoda, Claire Rosen, Steve Simon, Bert Stephani, David Tejada, Robin Nichols, and many more.

Full details regarding this year's FotoWeekend event can be seen here, along with a summary of the workshops that will be provided by Frank Doorhof, Brooke Shaden, Scott Hargis and Tony Corbell.

It's going to be a great event!

11th-12th August, 2012: Blackpool, UK
Price: £195.00
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Join David in Blackpool on the 11th and 12th of August for one of his most popular workshops, Creating Dramatic Images, a two-day intensive workshop that will provide you with the skills you need to dramatically improve both your photography and post-production. It will focus on:

  • How to optimise your initial exposures.
  • How to visualise a scene in terms of its postproduction.
  • How to think through the changes that are needed to create a dramatic image.
  • Which post-production tools and techniques you need to use to realise your creative vision.

During this two day workshop you will explore each of these topics in turn, concentrating on developing the skills your need in order to create stunning and dramatic images of your own.

Full details regarding this workshop can be found here

19th-20th May, 2012: Blackpool, UK
Price: £195.00
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Join David in Blackpool on the 19th and 20th of May for one of his most popular workshops, Creating Dramatic Images, a two-day intensive workshop that will provide you with the skills you need to dramatically improve both your photography and post-production. It will focus on:

  • How to optimise your initial exposures.
  • How to visualise a scene in terms of its postproduction.
  • How to think through the changes that are needed to create a dramatic image.
  • Which post-production tools and techniques you need to use to realise your creative vision.

During this two day workshop you will explore each of these topics in turn, concentrating on developing the skills your need in order to create stunning and dramatic images of your own.

Full details regarding this workshop can be found here

13th-17th March, 2012: Oman
Price: US $1770.00
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Following their highly successful Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) Photo Tours to Oman (March 2011) and Istanbul (November 2012) David and Bobbi Lane will be running another Faces and Places Photo Tour to Oman in March (13th-17th, 2012).

The first day of the tour will be spent photographing the sights of Muscat, after which the group will relocate to Nizwa and spend the next three days visiting a variety of locations off the beaten track, including stunning remote villages, ancient landmarks, bustling souqs and magnificent wadis. The tour will close back in Muscat on March 17th.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click here.

If there's anything else you would like to know please or for further details.

5th–10th March, 2012: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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Every March, Gulf Photo Plus hosts the GPP event. The week-long GPP event sees some of the world’s photography greats assemble on mass in Dubai to deliver a series of workshops and seminars. They offer something for everyone, regardless of level, from learning basic camera and lighting skills, to advanced lighting and concept development workshops for professional photographers.

David has been an instructor at every major Gulf Photo Plus training event since 2007, working alongside renowned photographers such as Zack Arias, Greg Heisler, David Hobby, Chris Hurtt, Vincent Laforet, Bobbi Lane, Joey L, Manny Librodo, Joe McNally, Martin Prihoda, Claire Rosen, Steve Simon, Bert Stephani, David Tejada, Robin Nichols, and many more.

Check out footage from GPP 2011, and examples of students' work below.

If you'd like to find out more about this year's event, just click the link below:

http://gulfphotoplus.com/gpp/2012

14th-19th February, 2012: Venice, Italy
Price: €2,275.00
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Come to the Venice Carnival and capture the color and pageantry in this superb five-day, six-night Photo Tour! The Carnival, in beautiful and romantic Venice, is one of the most colorful, historical, and visually exciting festivals in the world, with its origins dating back to the twelfth century. It is typified by the elaborate masks and costumes worn by the thousands of participants who attend this annual event in the days leading up to Shrove Tuesday.

This February, Bobbi Lane and David Nightingale, assisted by Venice-based photographer Fabio Thian, will be leading a small group of students on a dynamic photo tour of this fabulous carnival: providing an incredible opportunity to photograph this unique event with two respected and dedicated photography educators who will provide you with a wealth of individual instruction and attention.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please click the following link:

Full details regarding this photo tour can be found here

16th–19th November, 2011: Dubai, UAE Prices: click the link for further details
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David has been an instructor at every major Gulf Photo Plus training event in Dubai since 2007, working alongside renowned photographers such as Zack Arias, Greg Heisler, David Hobby, Chris Hurtt, Vincent Laforet, Bobbi Lane, Joey L, Manny Librodo, Joe McNally, Martin Prihoda, Claire Rosen, Steve Simon, Bert Stephani, David Tejada, Robin Nichols, and many more.

Details of David's workshops and seminars for this year's FotoWeekend event can be seen here, along with a summary of the workshops that will be provided by Bobbi Lane, Martin Prihoda, and Syl Arena.

It's going to be a great event!

8th-12th November, 2011: Istanbul, Turkey
All inclusive price: US $2,650
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Following their highly successful Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) Photo Tour to Oman in March 2011 David and Bobbi Lane will be running a five day Faces and Places Photo Tour of Istanbul (November 8th-12th).

Istanbul (formerly known as Byzantium and Constantinople) is one of the oldest and largest cities in the world. Dating back to 7th millennium BC, with a rich and diverse history, culture and architecture, it is one of the most fascinating and visually stimulating cities in the world.

During this trip David and Bobbi will teach you how to photograph the natural and urban landscapes of Istanbul, including the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, the Byzantine Hippodrome and the Galata Bridge and Tower. They will show you how to produce stunning travel portraits, shot on location in the Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and Beyoglu and Istiklal Street: the center of art, entertainment and night life in Istanbul. And they will show you how to combine the two – the Faces and Places of Istanbul – enabling you to produce images that illustrate the heart and soul of this enchanting destination.

If you're interested in finding out more about this exciting five day photo tour, including further details about the locations, what you should expect, and what you need to bring along, please take a look at the following page:

.../workshops/21/Faces-Places-Photo-Tour-of-Istanbul-with-Bobbi-Lane-David-Nightingale

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Available for download Price: US $129.00
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If you missed David's Dramatic Post-Production workshop for Creative Live on the 7th–9th October you can now download the video for all three days for just $149.00.

If you're not familiar with creativeLIVE you can find out more on their about page and blog.

If you'd like to find out more about other creativeLIVE workshops and events take a look at their Course Catalog and Calendar: there's some great workshops coming up!

Full details regarding David's creativeLIVE workshop here

16th September, 2011: Blackpool, UK
Price: £145.00
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Following two years of delivering acclaimed photography and post-production workshops in the USA, Dubai and Eastern Europe, David is providing a rare opportunity to work with him in his hometown of Blackpool, the location of many of the iconic and striking images you will find on his blog.

The Art of Black and White Photography, a one-day intensive workshop, will enable you to create aesthetically stunning and technically optimal black and white images. It will focus on:

  • How best to convert your images to black and white.
  • Combining conversion techniques and selectively altering tonal range and contrast.
  • Creating stunning black and white portraits.
  • Adding a unique and compelling tone to your black and white images.

We will begin with an in-depth exploration of eight techniques that you can use to convert your photographs to black and white. We will discuss which techniques are most useful and powerful, when you should use one technique rather than another, and which techniques to avoid.

From there we will move on to discuss how best to combine different conversion techniques and how to selectively alter the tonal range and balance of specific areas of an image, how to work with portraits (which present a number of unique challenges), and how to tone your black and white images. By the end of the workshop you will be able to create compelling black and white images of your own.

Full details regarding this workshop can be found here

17th-18th September, 2011: Blackpool, UK
All inclusive price: £375.00
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Following two years of delivering acclaimed photography and post-production workshops in the USA, Dubai and Eastern Europe, David is providing a rare opportunity to work with him in his hometown of Blackpool, the location of many of the iconic and striking images you will find on his blog.

Creating Dramatic Images, one of David's most popular workshops, will provide you with the skills you need to dramatically improve both your photography and post-production. It will focus on:

  • How to optimise your initial exposures.
  • How to visualise a scene in terms of its postproduction.
  • How to think through the changes that are needed to create a dramatic image.
  • Which post-production tools and techniques you need to use to realise your creative vision.

During this two day intensive workshop we will explore each of these topics in turn, concentrating on developing the skills your need in order to create stunning and dramatic images of your own.

Full details regarding this workshop can be found here

For feedback on our Creating Dramatic Images workshop in Austin, TX (Feb 2011), take a look at this page.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about any of the information on our training pages, or there's anything else you would like to ask, please contact David or Libby for further details.